Indian Joint Venture Dabur Nepal has indefinitely closed down its herbal plant situated in Banepa, east of the Kathmandu valley, due to security problems.
"The green house plant, operating under the Corporate Social Responsibility Project, has been shut down since Friday due to the security of female employees," Managing Director of Dabur Nepal Udayan Ganguli told the agency.
"There are at least 50 female employees working in the green house and due to the law and order problems, we have to shut down the operation indefinitely," he said.
He refuted media reports that labour problem in its factory, situated in Birgunj in southern Nepal, has forced it to close down the factory's production unit.
The green house has been in operation for the past 6-7 years for growing saplings of endangered species, which are used as raw materials.
Dabur Nepal is manufacturing cosmetics and herbal products for local consumption as well as for exports to India.
The green house project provides employment to thousands of people in the surrounding locality, who grew herbal plants that are being used as raw materials.
"We are talking to the village development committee chiefs of the area for providing security to the employees," he said.
"Unless the security of the female staff is guaranteed we cannot reopen the green house plant," he said.